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Basil of Caesarea: His life and impact

Basil of Caesarea never saw the two significant church councils of the 4th century, and yet his name is deservedly associated with both of them. He was born after the Council of Nicaea in 325, where it was established that…

The Pastor With a Thorn in His Side: Stories of ministering with depression and what the church can do to help

When I discovered that this book was due to be published, I awaited its arrival with some eagerness. Almost a decade ago, I had a lengthy episode of depression myself which was like having an intravenous injection of liquid terror.…

Above and Beyond: The illustrated story of Mission Aviation Fellowship
Mission Aviation Fellowship

As someone with a long-standing interest in both aircraft and world mission, this book had immediate appeal to me! But you don’t have to be an aviation nerd to enjoy it. Above and Beyond is a very well-produced coffee table…

Helping the Suffering: Autobiographical reflections on supporting those in pain
James & Jennie Muldoon

This is a short and practical book, useful to anyone who has ever wondered if there is more they can do to support their friends who are suffering. The first part outlines some of the acute sufferings which the authors…

Pastorals for Pastors: A reading plan with notes for Christian ministers
Gary Brady

Every pastor should get a copy of this book. You will not be disappointed. However, other people such as seminary students may also benefit from it; or perhaps someone reading through Paul’s pastoral letters could get this book and read…

None Else: 31 meditations on God’s character and attributes
Joel Beeke

Meditating upon God through his Word is essential for developing a deep walk with him. The Bible is not just a book about facts and historical happenings. It reveals to its reader the person of God: who he is and…

Brownlow North: His life and work
K. Moody Stuart

Brownlow North was an outstanding 19th century evangelist, but he is sadly almost forgotten today, when the lessons of his life are needed. Born into the landed aristocracy, his father was a clergyman in the Church of England. Brownlow was…

A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Eastern Orthodox Theology: An evangelical perspective
Panagiotis Kantartzis

For centuries, Orthodoxy had little impact in the West, but following the expulsion of leading theologians from Russia by the Bolsheviks and the rapid growth of population mobility and communications, this has changed. However, most Western Christians consider that Orthodoxy…

Jesus in Jerusalem: Prelude to the cross
Robert Bashford

This is a most helpful and informative book in which, from all four Gospels, Robert Bashford examines the last week of Jesus’s ministry in Jerusalem. In a useful introduction, he suggests a chronological timetable and deals convincingly with the alleged…

Thomas Chalmers: The chief Scottish man of his time
John W. Keddie

What do you know about Thomas Chalmers? Have you even heard of him? If not, this booklet gives an opportunity to learn about the life and work of a man who was a leader in 19th century Scottish church life,…

Daily Readings for Troubled Minds
James Clark

The aim of this book is to comfort those that mourn, but one does not have to be in a sorrowing state to benefit spiritually from these readings. I will certainly be using the book and would be glad to…

Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind
Tom Holland

I bought Dominion following its mention in Evangelical Times (‘Atheists in praise of Christianity’, August 2020). Its objective is ambitious: ‘to explain how we in the West came to be what we are, and to think in the way that…